Urinary Health

Read about urinary health conditions like incontinence and urinary tract infections (UTIs), diet and prevention tips, treatment, and more.

How Women Can Cope With Incontinence

It can be embarrassing to tell your doctor you have bladder control problems. The good news is that eight in 10 women who seek treatment find relief.

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How to Prevent and Treat UTIs

Urinary tract infections can be extremely painful. Here’s what you need to know to stop them in their tracks.

By Robin Elise Weiss, Ph.D.

Bladder Cancer Caregiving Is a Partnership

Caregiving for a loved one with bladder cancer can strengthen your connection to each other, adding a new dimension to your relationship.

By Carol Bradley Bursack

Bladder Cancer Survivor: ‘I had to decide what my priorities were: living, or losing my bladder’

Cynthia Kinsella didn’t sleep much the night after a biopsy revealed she had invasive bladder cancer. She calls it one of the worst nights of her life, spending much of it curled on the bathroom floor in the fetal position. She went on to create a large support network for other bladder cancer patients. Read more about her story.

By Sheila M. Eldred

Women, Your Urine Isn’t Sterile After All

The bladder in a healthy woman contains bacteria similar to what’s found in the vagina, say researchers. Findings of a small small study dispel the common belief that healthy urine is sterile.

By Diane Domina

Cranberry Juice for UTIs? The Brits Say No

Updated urinary tract infection (UTI) guidelines from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) in the United Kingdom are expected to be finalized next month and will recommend against using cranberry juice to combat UTIs.

By Diane Domina

How Kidney Function Affects the Heart

New research supports the idea that even small reductions in kidney function may increase the risk of cardiovascular disease.

By Devon Schuyler

Losing Weight May Ease Incontinence

Postmenopausal women who lose excess weight and retain muscle strength may be able to prevent or control stress urinary incontinence, research shows.

By HealthAfter50

Is Constipation Linked to Kidney Disease?

A study has uncovered a connection between moderate to severe constipation and poor kidney health.

By HealthAfter50

What High Levels of Potassium Mean

Potassium helps regulate your heart rate, muscles, nerves, and fluids. As crucial as it is, however, you can have too much of it.

By HealthAfter50

Roller Coaster Therapy?

Getting rid of kidney stones before they cause an obstruction in the urinary tract can reduce the need for invasive treatment.

By Diane Domina